Former Celtic star Kieran Tierney has been speaking about his love for the Hoops and following the club from afar in London, playing with Arsenal.

Tierney made the switch to the English Premier League club in 2019, but his affinity for Celtic will never leave him.

Even this week his penchant for wearing Celtic-themed shin pads went viral on social media, much to the delight of both Arsenal and Celtic supporters.

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The left-back was a guest on the latest edition of BT Sport Scottish Football Extra tonight.

As you’d expect, he could hide his passion for his boyhood club, telling the broadcaster he is still confident Celtic can win ten-in-a-row.

He said: “I still watch the games every week if I can. If they are the early kick-off, I watch it in the hotel and get a few of the boys to watch it as well.

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“Obviously it’s not been the best of starts, but there’s a long way to go. I’m still confident.

“I think Neil’s the right man. One of my regrets in football is I only got a few months to work with him – because I loved it. Unfortunately, I was injured for a while, but he was brilliant for me. He made you feel brilliant going out on to the pitch, feeling like you could beat anyone.

 

“I think that’s the sort of manager the players need right now, with confidence in them and the team. I think he can do it.”

Celtic still have a lot to prove

Like the rest of us, Tierney will no doubt be watching Celtic play Rangers on Saturday afternoon.

Arsenal don’t play until 8 pm so he’ll be taking in one of those early kick-offs with his teammates at the Gunners.

The title race is not over; Tierney is right to assert that. But Celtic have a lot to prove to every Hoops fan, famous or not.

Former Celtic hero Kieran Tierney

Former Celtic hero Kieran Tierney / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The form recently has been pleasing. It will all be for nought if we don’t inflict Rangers’ first league defeat of the season.

We need to turn them over in their own backyard. A draw would be some kind of progress but, frankly, not enough.

Only then can we start to truly dream of the kind of comeback Tierney is hoping for.

In other news, Celtic are interested in signing the Swedish Sparta Prague winger that terrorised the Bhoys.

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